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Grateful Dead Live at Studio- Wake of the Flood Outtakes on 1973-08-01

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Grateful Dead Live at Studio- Wake of the Flood Outtakes on 1973-08-01

Topics Live concert

1. Here Comes Sunshine
2. Here Comes Sunshine
3. Let Me Sing Your Blues Away
4. Let it Grow
5. Row Jimmy
6. Eyes of the World
7. WRS Prelude
8. WRS Prelude
9. WRS Part 1
10. Stella Blue
11. Stella Blue
12. Here Comes Sunshine
13. Here Comes Sunshine
14. Let Me Sing Your Blues Away

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Studio- Wake of the Flood Outtakes
Location San Francisco?, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage Betty Cantor reels > PCM > DAT > DIO 2448 > SHN


Wake of Flood outtakes; Betty Cantor reels > PCM > DAT > DIO 2448 > SHN; date(s) (including month) uncertain, this is best guess; via Dave F.


Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 13, 2014
Subject: Laughing waters
Some of the mellowest Dead ever.
Reviewer: Inspiration Move Me Brightly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 6, 2013
Subject: Ah! Grate outakes!
Friend of Inspiration post: Possibly some of the best/most responsive/responsible Weir and rythym guitar work I've heard.. Row Jimmy
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 6, 2013
Subject: -
Wake is probably my 2nd favorite Dead studio album, and this is one of the best set of outtakes I've ever heard by anybody. Crazy how this stuff didn't show up on the album, particularly Garcia's solo in Let It Grow.
Reviewer: Bossee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 20, 2012
Subject: Streaming audio
Here is a miracle! The Outtakes of Wake of the Flood: Stella Blue 2, 8e outtakes and i pray our Lord, shine... Weather Report, may i live or die ? Oh Santa Maria, Amadeus, Jesus Christ... Is this just a dream or reality ?

Seriously, what is the format of streaming audio lossy or lossless ? Love and let die and we are free to love Men free! as the wind...

Thanks cortelle but what about shorten ?

@clementinescaboose listen to Eyes Of The World at RFK Stadium on 1973-06-10
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 20, 2012
Subject: Cool
Forgot about these outtakes...this is not the best set of album omissions (Axomoxoa has some really sweet unique stuff) but it's an interesting listen for sure. The Let it Grow definitely smokes. Also, I never realized what a unique, almost country flavor is given to the studio Eyes by Jerrys guitar intro on the album, which is conspicuously absent from this 'raw' track.
Reviewer: BVD - - October 20, 2012
Subject: That's Odd
On 8/1/73 my mind was melting from the D.S>El Paso>Eyes>Dew at Roosevelt Stadium. No matter, these outakes are quite enjoyable and worth a listen.
Reviewer: cortelle - - October 20, 2012
Subject: in reply to Bossee
the mp3s for this particular show are encoded to 'vbr', whereas some of the newer shows are showing up as cbr256.
Reviewer: grifftrain2000 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 26, 2010
Subject: Wake Outtakes
Of all the outtakes and demos from the Grateful Dead on this excellent site, this has to be my favorite collection. The audio quality is excellent. Also, I have always been of the opinion that the Grateful Dead studio lps in the 70s (early to mid seventies) were as good as any rock group during that period. The Grateful Dead made their reputation on the road as a live act,( and I dont think there is a dispute as to who the best live act was) and that is where they were best, but that makes it so easy to dismiss thier studio output. To do so would be a mistake. Wake of the Flood and Mars hotel have become two lps that I find myself listening more and more. I know there is nothing better than live Dead, but lets not forget their studio lps either
Reviewer: Jamie5555 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 31, 2009
Subject: ..continued
I have been going back and listening to this for weeks now... one can certainly understand why Phil and Jerry held Weir in such high regard as " of the best rhythm guitar players on wheels". His guitar on 'Row Jimmy' is nothing short of extraordinary. Peace.
Reviewer: robtcarroll - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 11, 2009
Subject: Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world...
This is a great sounding studio recording by Betty Cantor that really shines capturing a defining period in the band's continuing exploration and evolution. Wake of the Flood incorporated many of the jazz qualities that influenced the Dead from the likes of Coltrane, Miles etc. This material - Eyes of the World, Here Comes Sunshine etc. continued to be part of the band's repertoire on the road until Jerry's death, and allowed them the opportunity to experiment and step-out into many delightful extended jamming moments. For those who love this period and material, give a listen to the exquisite version of Here Comes Sunshine on 12-19-73 at Tampa, FL. also available on Dick's Picks Vol 1. Also, for a beautifully haunting version of Eyes, don't overlook the 3-29-90 show at the Nassau Coliseum with Brandford Marsalis accompanying the Dead on saxaphone, which can be found on Dozin At the Knick CD. You'll love it!
Reviewer: ladnarc - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 28, 2009
Subject: very nice
This is my favorite studio recording of the Dead. Sonic quality of these out takes is stunning. Could someone please post this on etree? I would die for a copy.
Reviewer: skullsnroses - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 27, 2008
Subject: Thanks
Hey Mr. Hunt- Thanks for shedding the light on this interesting piece of Dead history. Some of the harmonies here are really corny! I agree that Stella hits a deep nerve... interesting but not worth a second listen for this kid.
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 3, 2008
Subject: "...Putting In 289 Working Hours..."
" the Record Plant in Sausalito (Calif)."

Obviously, since the GD played at Roosevelt on this date, this date is in error, but the month and year are correct, of course. Here is Grateful Dead Historian Dennis McNally's quote from page 458 A Long Strange Trip:

"Back home, the Dead returned to the studio for the first time in three years, putting in 289 working hours at the Record Plant in Sausalito to create Wake of the Flood."

I definitely recall they were in Studio A, and Studio A cost $100 an hour in 1973. The tab from the Record Plant would have been $289,000 but the GD got a bit of a break by hiring the studio during off hours in what is termed in the recording industry, a "lock out."

Still, they paid the Plant over 200 grand for this recording, which is more than a million in today's dollars.

Looking back. It was a deal. Initially, this album sold 400,000 copies, and eventually went platinum... after 35 years.

Now, that's longevity!

In the history of music there has never been a musical act that has recorded as many of their concerts, rehearsals and recording sessions.

Which lends one's self to declare that there has never been anything like the Grateful Dead and there might never be.

But dutiful and beautiful souls have determined to preserve this music and they have found the to act as the depository.

Thank you to all involved.

Time to make a small donation.

Oh, yeah, this set of studio outtakes is choice stuff. Enjoy.
Reviewer: CardGunner - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 1, 2008
Subject: Wow!
Got to say that Weather Report was sweet!

All the recordings have a heavenly feel. Gives me goose bumps.

And the Stella Blue!!!
Reviewer: keelstow - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 4, 2008
Subject: easy mp3 from streams
to get any streaming show just look in your Temporary Internet Files. Anything you have streamed will have left a file there you can then copy and rename. Saves pluging wires into mike sockets and other software.

I'm supprised others do not use this simple way to store music

there again why bother saving when you can stream?
Reviewer: bear549 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 26, 2007
Subject: winamp & mp3
Just how do you listen with winamp?!?
Thanks, in advance, for the help . . .
Reviewer: What Me Panic??? - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 18, 2007
Subject: or...
you can just use stream ripper as an add on for winAmp
Reviewer: tforebush - - September 11, 2007
Subject: Recording from streaming audio
I just want to clarify the post about recording streaming audio using a cable from the output to the microphone input. This will work, but you would be converting digital audio to analog audio and then back to digital. You can lose some quality.

There is another way to do it without a cable. Use Winamp to listen. Before you click the link. In the Winamp Menu, click Options>Preferences>Output and select the disk writer option. Configure the output directory to wherever you want to save the files and select force wav output. This will write wav files to that directory. You can burn an audio CD from the wav files, or convert them to MP3 files for your own use. You cannot listen to the music during the download process.

This method can be used to digitally record any streaming audio that can be listened to with Winamp.

Just remember to reconfigure the output to direct sound when you want to listen using Winamp.
Reviewer: arizcash - - August 4, 2007
Subject: Download These Recordings
Hey guys, If any of you want a copy of these recordings all you have to do is run a 1/8" cable from your computer's headphone jack to its microphone jack. Download a free recording software called Audacity. Open Audacity start recording and then start playing the stream, it will record a perfect reproduction. Your Welcome.
Reviewer: cush212 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 26, 2006
Subject: just what I needed...
I love this album! And i'm loving these outakes!!! Let It Grow was sweet and into Roe ZJimmy is feeling good too. Come on GDP and Rhino, you're never going to release stuff like this commercialy. Let US have it! For those of us that appreciate it! I can't play my computer at the lake, in my car, or out in the desert... Not online at least! 6 stars out of 5 for this, but then again, this is just what I needed to hear tonight... The sound is very clean and sweet.
Reviewer: Earl B. Powell - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 20, 2006
Subject: Mighty Fine
WOTF would be the studio effort that best personifies the band from this date forward. Workingmans and American Beauty serve up some delicious tracks, but fall short of showing the artistic range of this album. Both sets of writing partners are at their peak. Stella Blue from Garcia/Hunter and WRS from Weir/Barlow show a significant maturity in both style and substance over their previous work. Even Eyes, although way too brief, lays a superb improvisational foundation for live play. Future offerings lack Garcia's stunning and emotional pedal steel work...and it's unfortunate that he rarely broke it out live with the Dead. These outtakes alos provide interesting insight into the building of a song when played bak-to-back with the released version.
Reviewer: ThunderShout - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 20, 2006
Subject: Archiveological Find!
WOTF (not to be confused with "wtf" of irc shorthand fame) is easily my favorite studio release. Three years after the release of American Beauty, and free from the constraints of a Warner Bros contract, WOTF drips with blues (smiley face blues and the wretched angst variety, all on one LP!), reggae, jazz, bluegrass, and maybe even a smattering of funkadelic. Some of Hunter's best lyrical efforts as well, imo. Barlow didn't fare so badly either!

That makes these outtakes that much more intriguing. The sound quality is brill... someone mentioned the angelic quality of Donna's voice. Stella Blue's vocal harmonies certainly support that notion.

1973 was smack dab in the middle of the evolution/diversification of "60's rock" into the many flavors of the 70's. Psychedelia was waning, evolving into new interpretations of american roots music. The variety of musical styles that emerged/blossomed/matured during that decade boggles the mind (classic rock, funkadelia, reggae, country rock, blues/jazz fusion, punk, disco, new wave, "old and in the way", and heavy metal comprise but a partial listing).

Compare that musically diverse decade to the now 16-year-rut that "rock" finds itself in (rap/hip-hop or pop diva/boy band - hey, it's YOUR choice people!) I got slightly alarmed the other day realizing that some of the old Carpenters and BeeGees songs were better than the current crap. When is the last time something truly unique made the playlist of any cookie-cutter "rock" station? Sure, we've had folks like Dave Matthews managing to crack playlists (even he admits he had to write more "accessible" songs in order to reach radio audiences).

There may never be another era in which one could enjoy the likes of the Grateful Dead, Floyd, the Talking Heads, Jeff Beck, Bob Marley, King Crimson, Bowie, Eno, NRPS, Little Feat, Poco, Gentle Giant, CSN & (sometimes) Y, etc. in an afternoon on the FM band.

Thanks for this nugget from that era.
Reviewer: williamo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 18, 2006
Subject: My Favorite Studio Album
I listened to Wake of the Flood for the first time in my '79 Westfalia in a driving rainstorm - how fitting. The record was made the year I was born and is simply stunning to listen to. My personal highlights being WRS (wow) and Row Jimmy.
Reviewer: 3chrds - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 25, 2006
Subject: couldn't agree more, sum mo'...
agreed Petesake and others. gots ta have yer Her Comes Sunshine, Row Jimmy, Eyes (of course. and although the album version is anemic, still must be respected for being the seed), WRS (Bob's best, imho), Mississippi Half-Step, Stella Blue. Almost all songs on here are "special". this is also the time where i think Donna sounds her best, the harmonies, her bob and f-ckin' moving, angelic really.

to me, this studio album personifies the mystical 70's Dead the most.
Reviewer: Matty Kid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 24, 2006
Subject: Nice
Just finished listening through Weather Report. This band never ceases to amaze me.. Everytime a new sound. I love it.
Reviewer: rollandfin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 21, 2006
Subject: very cool listen
Fun stuff
Reviewer: petesake - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 18, 2005
Subject: couldn't agree more...
Wake IS a very under-rated album...almost as emotionally satisfying as American beauty
or Working Man's Dead....these outtakes are
a nice peek at the era...
Reviewer: L. Rosley - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 12, 2005
Subject: An under-rated studio effort
Wake of the Flood is probably the most under-rated of the Dead studio efforts. The Stella Blue compares well to live performances, and has the advantage of studio-quality mixing and vocals, but is not over-produced. The Weather Report Suite sparkles, and Mississippi and Row Jimmy are classic '70s Jerry. Eyes is way too short, but we do get some intricate ensemble playing. (Sing Your Blues Away is the weak spot.)

This collection of outtakes is not only historically interesting, but has some very good performances. The two Stellas and the Here Comes Sunshine are as complete and as good as the album versions. Also a great Weather Report Suite. We also get some Jerry solos not found on the album.

But don't be satisfied with this download. No studio Dead collection is complete without Wake of the Flood.
Reviewer: borndead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 28, 2004
Subject: studio
There are some good versions here that were probally the last couple of mixes before the album was put together.
Some funky keys goin on also,nice vocals.
Classic sound.
1973 Dead,any better?
thanks again to Mr. Aizen
Reviewer: WWMatty - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 6, 2004
This recording is superb quality!! Stella Blue brought tears to my eyes...need I say more.
If you are a fan of mid-70's GD than this a must have - crispy, rare versions of some of my favorite GD material. Thank you Betty Cantor, Thank you Jonathan Aizen and Thank you!
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